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September 15, 2015

Mission Man Sentenced for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Child Abuse

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Child Abuse was sentenced on September 14, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Frederick Leo Marshall, age 57, was sentenced to 120 months in custody on the assault charge, and 36 months in custody on the child abuse charge, to be served consecutively. Marshall was also sentenced to three years of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. He was also ordered to pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $1,677.14, and to South Dakota Medicaid in the amount of $11,581.76.

Marshall was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 9, 2014. He pled guilty on June 29, 2015.

The conviction stems from incidents on October 30, 2014. Marshall was at a home in Sicangu Village with his wife, the victim. There had been recent talks about divorce and Marshall had moved out of the marital home for a period of time. That evening, they were reconciling and he had returned to the house. Marshall drank alcohol, became jealous, and argued with the victim. He later punched her in front of some of their children, and he also forced her into a bathroom and their bedroom and further beat and assaulted her. He threatened and slapped her with a sword. The beating also caused a fractured eye socket and profusely swollen eyes, to the point where she could not see. Marshall used scissors to cut off the victim’s hair and did other things to her. Their children witnessed the abuse.

Marshall also brought the children towards the bedroom to witness some of what was occurring, and how their mother was being beaten, humiliated, and degraded. One of the children went into the room and personally witnessed some of the abuse. The child heard her mom begging to not be killed, and also heard Marshall verbally abusing their mother, telling the child how he was making an example of their mother. The child also saw her mom bloodied and beaten, which tormented the child. The child was frightened and, for a time, thought her mother was going to be killed.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Maher prosecuted the case.

Marshall was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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